Thursday, February 5, 2009

Eggless Peanut - Coconut cookies

Since Valentine's Day is nearing, I decided to warm up my oven for making goodies. There are a lot of cookies baking these days in blogging world. I was drooling on all the yummy cookies which participated in JZ's event. I have not been much successful in baking cookies. If you see my past posts, you would realize that I have posted just one cookie recipe which is Nankhatai. When I bake cookies, it always expands/burns/too crispy. However, I did not feel like totally giving up on baking cookies as the pictures in other blogs have always tempted me. I decided to try one of the Eggless cookie from Prav's blog. I did not have Almonds, hence I used Peanuts. The taste and texture came out good. I was glad that I could finally make a proper cookie.



Source: Pravs's Coconut-Almond Cookie

Ingredients:
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  • 1 cup Maida/All Purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Peanuts (I used the roasted unsalted Peanuts)
  • 1/2 cup Butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut





How to make:
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 F/170 C
  2. Crush Peanuts to a coarse texture. Tip: Put Peanuts in a Zip-lock bag and crush them coarsely by using a rolling pin.
  3. Mix Butter and Sugar until it is well combined
  4. Add Peanuts, grated Coconut, and All Purpose flour to the Butter and Sugar mixture
  5. Chill the dough for 15 minutes or make sure the dough is in a cool place and nowhere near the oven as the butter in the dough would start melting and cause the cookie to spread before you shape them and bake.
  6. Make small balls out of the dough and flatten them a little. Press a half Peanut into each cookie. Again while making the balls, do not keep them between your palms for long time, as cookie dough needs to be cool when they go in the oven.
  7. Arrange these balls with one long finger space between each cookie , on a parchment paper on a cookie sheet/tray
  8. Bake them in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until the bottom of the cookie becomes light brown.
  9. Transfer the tray to a cool place for the cookies to cool. The cookies would not be done immediately out of the oven. But they harden and become crunchy when cooled.





Proud to display my cookie jar on my kitchen shelf ;)

Hope you enjoy these cookies the same way I did :)

Similar recipes from other blogs:

Divya's Almond Coconut cookies
Madhuram's Eggless Butter Pecan Cookies

Renuka's Eggless chocolate cookies/biscuits


Friends , my dear friend Varsha Vipin of Will-O'-the-Wisp passed me this lovely Butterfly award :) Thank you so much Varsha !

I am passing it on to these dear friends in blogging world:

Cham of Spice Club
Ranji of Ranji's Kitchen Corner
Teena of Kaipunyam.com

21 comments:

Asha said...

Eggless cookies look amazing, addition peanuts sounds good! :)

Roopa said...

Thanks Asha :) Yes adding Peanut makes it taste mostly like Peanut butter too :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Cookies looks yummy Roopa..I can sense ur excitement from the way u displayed it in rack..kanan nalla rasamundu..njan aa upperiya note chyte..he he..
So..all the best to make lot more cookies..:)
Pls accept the award from my space..:)

Cham said...

Peanuts and eggless i would like to taste them. I love the last pictu with some other sanck on the background!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Peanut cookie and that too eggless !!Sounds great to me :)

Roopa said...

Varsha, Cham: Thanks for your amusing comments :)) Both me and hubby were laughing reading the comment about the 'other snack' in the background :)) he he.. I didn't realize it would have any effect on the photo. Now I know ;)
Varsha, I am sorry for not posting abt the award sooner, I had forgotten as I was posting after a long time. Thanks so much again :)

Pavithra, thank you dear, yes you should try it , its super easy too :)

Cham said...

Ha ha I thought the other snacks distracted me and i didn't notice my award :) i guess u ve updated right? Congrats and Thanks to share with me Roopa!

Roopa said...

Yes Cham I updated it just a while back :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks soft and crunchy. I think it is not so good to tempt them keeping up above in the shelf. Why don't you mail me some soon?

Happy cook said...

You can send me the jar withe those delicious cookies, i will be very happy :-)

ranji said...

YUMMO!!those cookies look really beautiful and very unique combo of peanuts and coconut :)...i hope to get a bite of that one day :)..COnggrats on ur award and thank u so much for passing it to me too!!!

AnuSriram said...

Send me all those cookies... Pls.
They look lovely!

curryworld said...

Hi ..
I think first time here ..u gt lovely bog ...Eggless peanut cookies looks yummy ...

love
veena

Uj said...

The cookies in the jar looks perfect.. looks delicious :)

Usha said...

The cookies look fantastic,loved the last picture with the cookies amongst other snacks :-)

Preety said...

i never tried eggless version b4 but this sure looks wonderful

Seena said...

Ellam kuppiyilakki vechirikkukaya alle, ente address undayirunnille avide..send some.. ;)
pinne evideyado, how are u, will mail u.. :)

Sia said...

i agree with everyone. they look fantastic and every bit delicious!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this loks pretty simple ...will try this..

Cynthia said...

I want to be naughty and pick all the nuts from the top of the cookies :)

Shri said...

Lovely cookies with peanuts!!i love these

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